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How to Be Interesting by David Gillespie
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Nov 15, 2013

did not like it

The last thing the literate world needs are two old British white men who think that they are authorities on the matter of "interest" when in actuality they know nothing. That is my assessment of this book and its authors, who resemble Statler and Waldorf (of The Muppet Show) if they had decided to become life coaches. The book is surprisingly hypocritically, unoriginal and boring, cribbing heavily from the great classics on human relations and creativity How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and Edward De Bono's How to Be More Interesting. They meretriciously dress up these classics, in a mind-mapping, info-graphical, sound-byte-laden dog's breakfast whose sole purpose is to make these tired old men (and their silly musings) seem hip. If you actually want to become "interesting" (whatever that means), go straight to De Bono and Carnegie and bypass this turd. If you are looking for more lighthearted, contemporary approach to the subject, check out How to be Interesting by Jessica Hagy or How to Be An Explorer of the World by Keri Smith. You'll get better results for sure.
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